Injector Harness Chafing It is extremely common for the injector wiring harness to chafe over time. While trying to start, the Battery not Charging warning came on. Each generation is more-or-less an evolution of the previous model, with improvements and modifications made as necessary to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace and meet progressing emissions standards. If it has diesel in the oil the oil with spread. About a week later truck became hard to start. If the oil level is not overfull then get a paper towel and touch the dip stick tip on the paper towel while oil is on the dip stick. I would still check the oil to make sure it is not overfull.
A Good Truck — This is a truck, not a luxury vehicle in a truck skin. If it has diesel in the oil the oil with spread. I have put on a Banks Cold Air Filter and a 4 inch stainless steel exhaust right from the turbo. Since July 3, 2009, the failure has been recurring while driving 20 mph. While trying to start, the Battery not Charging warning came on.
Although there was not an accident, there was damage to the right fender, the compressor and the right rear tire of the vehicle while being towed. The failure mileage was 117,000. I would still check the oil to make sure it is not overfull. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The manufacturer recommended locations for the trailer and compressor to be repaired. Over time, this engine oil coats the inside of the intercooler and intercooler tubing. About a week later truck became hard to start.
Engine light off but still smoking some. To be fair, both Dodge and Ford trucks experienced similar complaints regarding poor fuel economy for the same reasons. Water Pump Failure Water pump failures for Duramax engine are somewhat common. Posted on Jan 05, 2009 Put an inline fuel pump in it and it will run. This can cause a number of issues if the wires become exposed, including a no-start or rough running, lack of power situation. I have trouble maintaining speeds on even the smallest of grades not towing much weight. The lack of emissions equipment contributed to relatively high fuel economy figures for these model years.
Diesel is expensive but getting about 17mpg which is considerably better then the 6. Table 1 shows the 1 most common diesel fuel system problems. They also told us that our truck was not equipped with a glow plug indicator which we strongly advised that it was and verified with purchasing dealership. Instead, this generation Duramax is known for overheating issues, namely when towing heavy. Great ride and great sound with Bose sound system I can pull a 5th wheel and forget it's back there. Build Quality is pretty good. Unfortunately they are out of warranty.
Dealer replaced injectors 20,000 miles ago. Truck has been to dealer twice. Aluminum Cylinder Heads The truth of the matter is that there are no concerns regarding the aluminum cylinder heads on any generation of the 6. It's hard to pinpoint what the problem is without running more tests and the only way to run those tests is with the computer the dealership has. To take the transmission out of limp mode, clear the engine trouble codes using a scan tool.
Glow plug indicator would not work and fuel began leaking from the fuel filter. I would still check the oil to make sure it is not overfull. Overheating typically occurs while towing in the Summer months, and is most prevalent in 2005 or earlier models 2006+ models received a larger radiator and fan. The lightweight and independent front suspension on these trucks makes obtaining 20-mpg a cinch and gives them better ride comfort than their solid front axle Ford and Dodge counterparts. This seems to be inherent of the factory water pump design. Fair warning, these trucks generally hold their value better than Ford and even Dodge trucks of the same vintage, and the pre-emissions versions 2001 to 2007 are highly sought after. Overheating often occurs as a result of a fan clutch failure, preventing the engine fan from providing supplemental airflow as necessary to keep the engine from overheating.
The goal of this engine was to meet strict emissions regulations, while offering up a small performance increase as collateral. The lack of emissions equipment contributed to relatively high fuel economy figures for these model years. I would still check the oil to make sure it is not overfull. It's great to have such a fail safe, but in many instances the limp mode is activated when it's not entirely necessary. The vehicle was towed to a service dealer where the fuel sensor was replaced. I am going to borrow a scanner before I bring it in to the dealer. Regardless, it's more common with the Duramax than other engines.